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Washington Post: Closing Argument Against Donald Trump
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Presidential Elections, Washington Post, op eds, overview )

- 8 days ago -
WAPO analyses Trump's unfitness for POTUS. Their editorial board endorses HC - but if Trump's crashing in polls, maybe the day is coming for voting for what one believes - a third party that echoes Bernie's concerns - rather than "lesser evil"?
10 Wonderful Health Benefits of Hugging
Health & Wellness  (tags: offbeat, research, hugging, hormone, oxytocin, prevention, blood pressure, stress and anxiety, pain, muscle relaxing )

- 8 days ago -
Scientists have discovered that when we hug a loved one, the hormone oxytocin releases into the blood stream. This hormone lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety and has also been found to improve your memory.
Muslim, Jewish Religious Leaders Denounce Violence, Promote Peace in Unprecedented Israeli-Palestinian Meeting
World  (tags: israel, palestine, religious leaders, President Reuven Rivlin, Sephardi Chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, President Abbas' Islamic Affairs Advisor, Sheikh Mahmoud Habbash, Rabbi Shlomo Brin, Rabbi Moshe Lichtenstein, Rabbi Daniel Tropper )

- 8 days ago -
Top Palestinian Muslim and Israeli Jewish religious leaders met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to promote peace and affirm their opposition to all forms of religiously inspired violence "God created life and commanded life. Therefore, we denounce
Barack Obama, Neural Nets, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of the World (Videos & Transcript)
Science & Tech  (tags: WIRED, Scott Dadich, Barack Obama, Joi Ito, MIT, Artificial Intelligence )

- 8 days ago -
Scott Dadich sat down with Obama and Joi Ito of MIT, in the White House, to sort through the hope, the hype, and the fear around AI.
These Students Just Designed and Built Gaza's Very First Solar Car   video
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, concept, design, energy, environment, renewable, solar, vehicle, Gaza, Palestine, Jamal Al Miqaty, Khalid Al Bardawil, prototype )

- 8 days ago -
Inspired in the permanent shortage of electricity and diesel, the two students have used their knowledge to create a functioning prototype. Renewable sources, particularly solar energy, could pave the way to energy independence in Palestine.
Man Smuggles Toys (And Joy) Into Syria (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Syria, children, Finland, toy smuggler, Rami Adham, Syrian-Finnish )

- 26 days ago -
He lives in Finland and risks his life to bring joy to Syrian kids. Meet the toy smuggler of Aleppo. 28 visits in 5 years. Started because his 3-yr old daughter wanted him to take all her toys for the kids (and give her a new Barbie when he came home!)
Heroin, Nazis, and Agent Orange: Inside the $66 Billion Merger of the Year (See VIDEO)
Business  (tags: Germany, Bayer, heroin, Nazi, US, Monsanto, Agent Orange, RoundUp, merger, $66 Billion, money, food supply, medicines )

- 28 days ago -
These companies used to sell heroin and Agent Orange. Now, they want to form the world's largest supplier of seeds and pesticides. Hit our health through GMO & pesticides - then provide the medicines to cure us? One Stop Shop Supplier!
Russian Couple Adopted An Orphaned Bear 23 Years Ago And They Still Live Together
Offbeat  (tags: animals, off-beat, interesting, pictures, Stepan, bear, orphaned, adopted, Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko, Moscow, goofball )

- 44 days ago -
Meet Stepan, a domesticated bear who lives with his humans in Moscow. Stepan has grown into a loving bear who helps around the house by watering plants and loves watching TV with his humans. He eats 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs every day!
Stand With the Munduruku - at Siemens HQ With Munduruku Indigenous People PETITION
Business  (tags: Amazon rainforest, mega-dams, Munduruku people, Seimens, Greenpeace, petition )

- 73 days ago -
Siemens won't rule out helping to build a series of monster dams that would flood a vast area of Amazon rainforest - home to 12,000 Munduruku people and countless incredible plants and animals. A PETITION to Seimens
Pee Power Urinal at the University of the West of England -and Hope for Refugee Camps   video
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, University of the West of England, Bristol, pee power, electricity, Glastonbury, Oxfam, refugees )

- 98 days ago -
A team of researchers in the UK is turning urine into electricity. A prototype urinal is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE Bristol and Oxfam. It is hoped the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps
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